The Bulgarian top flight game between Ludogorets and Lokomotiv Gorna Oryahovitsa had to be temporarily halted on Saturday amid scenes of a decidedly fowl nature.
With the home side 1-0 up, play was brought to a grinding stoppage when a feathery fiend descended from the night sky to claim the playing surface as his own.
Despite the best efforts of Ludogrets goalkeeper Nikolay Bankov, the duck – let’s call him Chris WADDLE – refused to play ball…
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The battle of wits was keenly contested, but round one definitely went to the little fella with the webbed feet.
After several minutes of faffing about, the match eventually got underway again with Ludogorets going on to win by four goals to nil.